Monday, September 24, 2018
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Swedes shine at Best of the Midwest meet

SUTHERLAND—The Best of the Midwest track meet in Sutherland on May 3 brought together the area’s best track and field athletes.

Five Gothenburg individuals and three Swede relays earned gold medals, proving to be the best in central Nebraska.

Swede senior Ali Clark not only took first in the girls pole vault but she also set a new school record in the event when she cleared 10 feet, 2 inches.

The previous record of 10-0 was set by Erin Schwanz in 2009.

Senior Joslyn Oliver was a dual winner, taking first in the high jump by clearing 5-2 and winning the triple jump with a distance of 33-3.75.

Senior Abby Ambler was the other gold medalists, winning the long jump with a distance of 15-9.5.

Gothenburg’s 4x800 relay team of Regan Geiken, McKenzie Geiken, Abbie Mazour and Payton Prall also took top honors in a time of 10:23.10.

On the boys side,

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